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Media Cheat Sheet 10/11/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. News & Commentary • The Jerusalem Post obtained a document sent to Israeli envoys abroad spelling out some of the legal problems Palestinian statehood faces. It’s an important story; I expanded on but one of the points raised: Who is A Palestinian Citizen? • Ofcom (pdf

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Palmer Report: Israel Vindicated, Media Shrugs

What did the media choose to focus on and emphasize with the publication of the Palmer Report? A grudging acknowledgment that Israel did indeed have a valid case? Not exactly.

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Fauxtography’s Alive and Well

Fauxtography’s alive and well in the UK.  Recently, the BBC was ordered to issue an on-air apology when it failed to authenticate footage from a Bangalore sweat shop in one edition of Panorama. Following that and Johann Hari’s apology for taking liberties with certain quotes, one commentary lays out on how easy it is for journalists —

Sky’s Strange Moral Confusion

It’s difficult to know what to make of Dominic Waghorn, Sky News’ Middle East correspondent. On one hand he clearly recognizes the cynicism of Arab regimes that have little regard for the wellbeing of their own citizens. We’ve commended him when he has acknowledged the double standards that mark the reporting on Israel compared to

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Syria Pays Cash For Riot, Media Takes Propaganda For Free

Once again, a flood of headlines present Israel as an aggressor responsible for the deaths of dozens of unarmed civilians. Was this really a peaceful protest or another Syrian-engineered attempt to breach Israel’s border? Where did the media get it right and where did it go wrong?

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Bibi Coverage: One Speech, Multiple Stories

Our look at some of the media coverage of the Netanyahu speech illustrates how we are at the mercy of one or two journalists and editors or the particular editorial or political line of a media outlet when it comes to coverage of Israel.

Dominic Waghorn’s Evil Twin Reporting From Syria

Sky News has twin reporters in Syria named Dominic Waghorn. The Good Waghorn says there’s a double-standard in the way the world treats Israel and Syria: If these were Israeli tanks and troops storming Syrian towns and killing hundreds you could predict the outrage. If Israeli forces were shooting unarmed Syrians on the streets, cutting off

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